One of my true loves is traveling. I love looking at travel blogs and reading about new destinations. So naturally when I read about girls my age going abroad to be au-pairs; I knew I had to do it too. If you’ve never heard of an au-pair the best way to describe it is like a nanny. However, it’s slightly different because it is usually girls ages 18-30 that do it for the cultural experience. This is a good inexpensive way to travel and be fully immersed in another culture. I originally wanted to do this in France because I’m learning French and figured it would be a beneficial place for me to live. However, I ended up finding the perfect Italian family. They have two little boys and live in Turin. This city used to be the capital of the country and I’ve read that it it is sometimes called the Paris of Italy. After Skyping with the family for the first time my heart melted because of how cute they are. I’m so excited and this is all I’ve been thinking about for the past couple months.
I will be living in Turin for a month and a half and then when the boys get out of school we will spend a month and a half on a beach by the Italian coast. On the weekends I will be traveling a lot and I already have a long list of places I want to see. Some places I’ve been thinking about are: Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como, Florence, Venice, and Verona. I was also thinking about visiting Switzerland and the southern parts of France. Comment below if you have any good suggestions of places to go or questions about what I’m doing.